FORMER Salisbury FC forward Sam Wilson has joined Hamble Club FC.

Wilson who excelled two seasons ago with the Whites, scoring 40 goals in their march to the Sydenhams Premier Division title and the semi-finals of the FA Vase.

He moved back to Winchester City last year, but he sat out much of last season injured, his only real run of games coming on a dual-signing with Blackfield & Langley where he netted five times in 12 appearances.

Wilson left the Ray Mac as he was unsure whether he would feature following the arrival of Justin Bennett.

He told JournalSport last year: “I got on well with the fans and there was a good dressing room. I leave with a heavy heart.”

Given 22-year-old Wilson’s pedigree, the assumption is that Hamble Club, the newly-promoted Sydenham Division One champions, have pushed the financial boat out to sign him.

Ben Kneller Hamble co-boss spoke about his new signing and said: “Sam wasn’t someone we’d planned on signing, he was injured most of last year, but he's in good shape now and you can’t turn down a player who’s scored 40 goals in a season for Salisbury.

“Hopefully we can get out of Sam what Salisbury did and, if we do, I don’t expect him to be here for long.”

Adding: “If he scores 20 goals by Christmas and Steve Claridge or someone like that was interested, we’d let him go and I wouldn’t begrudge him.”

The striker will be playing in the Sydenhams Premier Division next season and will face Gareth Horner’s Amesbury Town along with Rae Hughes’ Bemerton Heath Harlequins, who he scored twice against in a 3-1 victory in Salisbury’s 2015/16 promotion winning season.